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State Bar Past Presidents

Since its founding in 1939, the State Bar of Texas has been guided by the leadership of a President, elected every year by members of the Bar. The President serves on the Board of Directors, as an officer of the Bar. The first President, Angus G. Wynne, Sr., was elected the 59th President of the voluntary Texas Bar Association in 1939; but when the State Bar Act became law in 1940, he became the first President of the new State Bar of Texas. Many distinguished women and men have served the Bar.

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1939 – 1949

Angus Gilchrist Wynne, Sr.
Angus G. Wynne, Sr.
(1939-1940)
Few Brewster
Few Brewster
(1940-1941)
Gordon Simpson
Gordan Simpson
(1941-1942)
Claude E. Carter
Claude E. Carter

(1942-1943)
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Townsend Bell
Maj. Townsend
Bell

(1943-1944)
Joseph B. Dooley
Joseph B.
Dooley

(1944-1945)
John Bickett Jr.
John H.
Bickett, Jr.

(1945-1946)
James L. Shepherd Jr.
James L.
Shepherd, Jr.

(1946-1947)
Henry G. Chandler, Sr.
Henry G.
Chandler, Sr.

(1947-1948)
Robert G. Storey, Sr.
Robert G.
Storey, Sr.

(1948-1949)
   


1949 – 1959

Sawyers A. Crowley
Sawyers A. Crowley
(1949-1950)
Albert P. Jones
Albert P. Jones
(1950-1951)
Cecil E. Burney
Cecil E. Burney
(1951-1952)
J. 
Glenn Turner
J. Glenn Turner, Sr.

(1952-1953)
Everett L. Looney
Everett L. Looney
(1953-1954)
Rupert E. Gresham
Rupert N. Gresham
(1954-1955)
Maurice R. Bullock
Maurice R. Bullock
(1955-1956)
Newton Gresham
Newton Gresham
(1956-1957)
Virgil T. Seaberry, Sr.
Virgil T. Seaberry, Sr.
(1957-1958)
Leo Brewster
Leo Brewster
(1958-1959)
   

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1959 – 1969

Alfred J. Folley
Alfred J. Folley
(1959-1960)
Paul Carrington, Sr.
Paul Carrington, Sr.
(1960-1961)
William L. Kerr
William L. Kerr
(1961-1962)
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Glenn Turner
Leon Jaworski

(1962-1963)
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Cole
Buster Cole
(1963-1964)
Franklin J. Cox
Franklin J. Cox
(1964-1965)
Charles C. Small, Jr.
Charles C. Small, Jr.
(1965-1966)
William O. Shafer II
William O. Shafer, II
(1966-1967)
Thomas M. Phillips
Thomas M. Phillips
(1967-1968)
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W. Brite
Ralph W. Brite
(1968-1969)
   


1969 – 1979

Josiah Wheat
Josiah Wheat
(1969-1970)
Morris Harrell
Morris Harrell
(1970-1971)
James C. Watson
James C. Watson
(1971-1972)
Jim 
D. Bowmer
Jim D. Bowmer

(1972-1973)
John Jeffers
John L. Jeffers, Sr.
(1973-1974)
Lloyd P. Lochridge, Jr.
Lloyd P. Lochridge, Jr.
(1974-1975)
John M. Lawrence III
John M. Lawrence III
(1975-1976)
Gibson Gayle Jr.
Gibson Gayle, Jr.
(1976-1977)
Travis D. Shelton
Travis D. Shelton
(1977-1978)
Curtis C. Smith Jr.
Curtis C. Smith, Jr.
(1978-1979)
   

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1979 – 1989

John C. Dougherty III
John C. Dougherty III
(1979-1980)
Franklin Jones Jr
Franklin Jones, Jr.
(1980-1981)
Wayne Fisher
Wayne Fisher
(1981-1982)
Orrin W. Johnson
Orrin W. Johnson

(1982-1983)
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Tartt
Blake Tartt
(1983-1984)
Tom 
B. Ramey Jr.
Tom B. Ramey, Jr.
(1984-1985)
Charles L. Smith
Charles L. Smith
(1985-1986)
William W. Whitehurst
William O. "Bill" Whitehurst
(1986-1987)
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Nagy
Joe H. Nagy
(1987-1988)
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B. Sales
James B. Sales
(1988-1989)
   


1989 – 1999

Darrell E. Jordan
Darrell E. Jordan
(1989-1990)
James N. Parsons III
James N. Parsons III
(1990-1991)
Charles Dunn
Charles R. "Bob" Dunn
(1991-1992)
Harriet Miers
Harriet Miers

(1992-1993)
Lonny D. Morrison
Lonny D. Morrison
(1993-1994)
James L. Branton
James L. Branton
(1994-1995)
David 
J. Beck
David J. Beck
(1995-1996)
M. 
Colleen McHugh
M. Colleen McHugh
(1996-1997)
W. Frank Newton
W. Frank Newton
(1997-1998)
Richard Pena
Richard Pena
(1998-1999)
   


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1999 – 2009

Charles F. Aycock
Charles F. Aycock
(1999-2000)
Lynne Liberato
Lynne Liberato
(2000-2001)
Broadus Spivey
Broadus Spivey
(2001-2002)
Guy Harrison
Guy Harrison

(2002-2003)
Betsy Whitaker
Betsy Whitaker
(2003-2004)
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Frels
Kelly Frels
(2004-2005)
Eduardo R. Rodriguez
Eduardo R. Rodriguez
(2005-2006)
Martha S. Dickie
Martha S. Dickie
(2006-2007)
Gib 
Walton
Gib Walton
(2007-2008)
Harper Estes
Harper Estes
(2008-2009)
   


2009 – 2014

Roland Johnson
Roland Johnson
(2009-2010)
Terry Tottenham
Terry Tottenham
(2010-2011)
Bob 
Black
Bob Black
(2011-2012)
Buck Files
Buck Files
(2012-2013)
Lisa Tatum
Lisa M. Tatum
(2013-2014)

State Bar Past Presidents

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